Need some empowerment after a breakup? Jordin Sparks is here for you!
'Life & Style' recently caught up with the 25-year-old stunner, who had no problem opening up about her tough split from singer Jason Derulo.
"I can look back on it now, laugh and say ‘OK, that was a moment in time — it happened,’" the newly single star tells us about the three-year relationship, which ended back in September. "Some relationships work, and some relationships don’t."
In fact, the 'American Idol' champ — who's currently an NFL Women's Apparel ambassador and working on her upcoming third studio album 'Right Here, Right Now' — even dished on her five rules for getting over a breakup! Check 'em out, in her own words, below:
1. Surround Yourself With Support
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Make sure your core people are around you. My mom and my dad were my rock. That’s something that I just – they were there even when I couldn’t speak and if I needed them. I thought that was really amazing, so make sure you have people around you – whether it’s your family, your friends, or anyone who really cares about you.
2. Find Your Single Girl Anthem!
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Find some good music that you can sing along to and sing it at the top of your lungs! I have a really, really great one — 'I Don't F--k With You' by Big Sean — that I sang over and over and over again.
3. Make a Video Diary — and Learn From it
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My mom told me to do a personal video every single day to see how far I've come. She even showed one of her old ones! They can be as short or long as you want them to be. Mine were about four minutes. Once you start talking, you don’t really realize that you’re doing it, so it’s kind of like a little video diary. It’s amazing because I look back at the videos and see the difference. I didn’t think that it would get better or that I would be able to really laugh at something again, but it did! And now I have those, so I can look back and go ‘I am not going to get to that place.’
4. Write it All Down!
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It’s so cathartic and therapeutic to write your thoughts down because then they’re not all jumbled up in your head. I overthink things sometimes, and then I can’t focus on anything else. I would suggest writing something down or doing that video diary.
5. Keep Yourself Busy
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Stay busy! I think that really helped me at the time. I had a lot to do and for those moments that I would focus on something else, I didn’t have to think about that or what was happening or what was being said!